movies about money

Movies about money

The universe revolves around money, so why not make movies about money? The subject of money makes it an interesting and diverse subject for making fantastic movies. Stories about money, how it functions, what can be done with it, how it affects people, and what it motivates them. This has been a storyline of movies for many years

for the single reason that there will always be significant human drama when there is money involved. Numerous well-liked films and television programmes have been produced as a result of stories concerning large corporations, greed, and finance. Think about the Money Heist Netflix series. If you enjoy watching movies about money, here is a list of the best 11 movies about money.

1) Wolf of Wall Street – 2013

Wolf of wall street is true crime black comedy, based on the story of how an successful stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who was living a flourishing life, came to disgrace by engaging in illegal activity, corruption, and involvement with the government.

2) Boiler Room2000

Another movie based on financial crimes. You will see similarities between Wall Street and Boiler Room as they are based off the same story. Ben Younger, a screenwriter, acknowledged he was going to have an huge hit the moment he walked into a Wall Street trading firm for a job interview. Years later, he wrote the thriller “Boiler Room,” based on his story that tells of a college student who becomes involved in shady white-collar crime after securing a job on Wall Street.

3) The Big Short – 2015

The Big Short, which is adapted from Michael Lewis’ best-selling book of the same name, tells the true tale of four outsiders as they discover the housing bubble that led to the financial crisis in 2007-2008 before anyone else. The risked it all to challenge the major banks during the most notorious financial scam in American history.

The movie is renowned for famous scenes where its actors explain complex financial terms, such as Selena Gomez explaining synthetic CDSs at a poker table or Margot Robbie explaining mortgage-backed stocks in a champagne-filled bathtub.

4) Wall Street – 1987

If you love movies about finances, you must see this classic, by Oliver Stone, Wall street which is arguably the most significant financial movie ever filmed. The story revolves around Gordon Gekko, a clever corporate thief who trains young stockbroker Bud and makes him fight for his life while working for the organisation.

Wall Street and Gordon Gekko were intended to be a reflection of Reagan-era economy, but instead they became cultural icons and representations of corporate values. Greed is Good, Gekko’s catchphrase, has come to represent both the sins of financial organisations and one of cinema’s most memorable lines. For his outstanding portrayal of the enduring figure.

5) Enron the smarts guys in the room -2015

The Enron debacle at the start of the 2000’s was one of the biggest and most well-known instances of corporate greed and wrongdoing in history. The American energy firm achieved great success by employing dubious practises and “creative accounting.” This sharply-observed documentary shows how it occurred and how the perpetrators tried to escape punishment. After these indiscretions were revealed, innocent employees and shareholders were left with nothing. This is a warning about the potential pitfalls of big enterprise.

6) The Corporation – 2003

150 years ago, the corporation was a somewhat unimportant organisation. Today, it permeates every element of our lives and is vivid, dramatic, and all-encompassing. Similar to how the Church, the Monarchy, and the Communist Party once were in other times and places, the corporation is the dominant institution today. However, powerful institutions fall because of history. Everyone has been diminished, fired, or included in a new hierarchy. It’s unlikely that the business will ignore history first. In this complex and incredibly entertaining documentary, Mark Achbar, co-director of the influential and innovative “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media,” works with co-director Jennifer Abbott and writer Joel Bakan to examine the extensive effects of the corporation’s growing dominance.

Based on Bakan’s book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, the movie is a timely, critical investigation that invites CEOs, whistle-blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns, and pundits on a graphic and engrossing quest to reveal the corporation’s inner workings, interesting history, contentious impacts, and potential futures. The extraordinary rise of an institution with the aim of achieving specific economic goals is followed in “The Corporation,” which also features insightful interviews with Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Howard Zinn, and many others. At the same time, victories over this seemingly unstoppable power are also detailed.

7)Jerry McGuire – 1996

Famous Tom Cruise’s portrayal of a sports agent, famous for yelling out the catchphrase “Show me the money,” experiences a moral crisis and writes to colleagues with the message “fewer clients, less money.” After being let go, he opens his own agency and must face difficult truths and a new purpose.

8) Moneyball – 2011

When forced to rebuild his small-market organisation on a tight budget, Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane played by Brad Pitt challenges the system, essentially redefining baseball management and outsmarting wealthier rivals creating an inspiring story that is still an favourite of mine to watch today.

9) Joy – 2015

Purchased a Miracle Mop or Huggable Hangers before? Then you are familiar with Joy Mangano, the divorced mother-turned-mega-inventor who built a billion-dollar business out of commonplace goods. Jennifer Lawrence’s journey as an entrepreneur is portrayed in this biographical film.

10) Billionaire Boys Club – 2018

The plot of this thriller is based on the true account of a group of prep-school lads from Los Angeles in the 1980s who came together to form an investment club but wound up inventing a deadly get-rich-quick scheme.

11) Margain Call

A suspenseful story that follows the top figures at an investment bank over the course of one day in the early days of the financial crisis.

In this gripping thriller set during the 2008 financial crisis, investment-firm analyst Peter Sullivan played by Zachary Quinto unearths alarming evidence that could put his employer in peril.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Follow by Email